HERE WE GO...HAPPY NEW YEAR, LET'S HAVE A GREAT ONE IN GOD'S WORD.
Supposedely David composed this Psalm after he had taken Jerusalem from the Jebusites, and made it the head of his kingdom. The Philistines, and neighboring tribes gathered around the city in order to destroy David before he had strengthened himself in the kingdom. David, having consulted the Lord, 2 Samuel 5:17-19, fought against them, and totally defeated his enemies.
In the first place, therefore, we may suppose that this Psalm was written to celebrate the taking of Jerusalem, and the overthrow of all the kings and chiefs of the neighboring nations. In the second place we find from the use made of this Psalm by the apostles, Acts 4:27, that David typified Jesus Christ; and that the Psalm celebrates the victories of the Gospel over the Philistine Jews, and all the confederate power of the heathen governors of the Roman empire.
The thing that strikes me as I am reading this Psalm is David's view concerning God. David understood that God was the author and creator of all things. It was not David's strength that had won him Jerusalem, rather it was the will and design of God Almighty. David also shows great respect and honor for God.
I believe that God is the author and creator of all things but at times I forget and begin to think that my victories are my doing and I take honor and respect away from God. As we begin this new year I am well reminded by my hero David that every good and perfect gift comes from God and not from me.
Did we in our own strength confide,
our striving would be losing,
were not the right man on our side,
the man of God's own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is he;
Lord Sabaoth, his name,
from age to age the same,
and he must win the battle.